I once had to deal with a pretty famous MP.
She had a home office, and I had to stand on the landing and liaise with her PA , as she was working in the back bedroom.
Me ( to the PA) " I would like to inspect the attic please"
PA- "I'll just check with Mrs MP....... she said yes"
"I'm just going to inspect the roof from the rear garden"
" Can you wait for a minute.........whisper.whisper........Mrs MP said that yes, you may inspect the roof"
This went on for half an hour or so, and not once did she lower herself to come and talk to me.
I declined her claim, as it was wear and tear.
That went down well!
Letters to the CEO on Houses of Parliament headed notepaper. Still maintained my decision though!
ISTR someone recently got a slap for using HoC paper for personal business?